Interior Secretary Sally Jewell On 100 Years Of National Parks And Challenges Ahead

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell was recently on the Diane Rehm Show discussing challenges facing the National Park Service.

 


From the Diane Rehm show-

On Aug. 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the National Park Service. One hundred years later, it protects more than 400 parks and monuments, from Yellowstone to Gettysburg and the Stonewall Inn, the first national landmark honoring the fight for gay rights. Still, there are challenges, like a $12 billion maintenance backlog and an ongoing ethics scandal. And some say a lack of funding could threaten America’s rich conservation legacy. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell talks with Diane about her vision for preserving green spaces for the next generation.



The Diane Rehm Show, July 12, 2016